Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Dubai to Abu Dhabi - Sun, Sights, Sand & Shops (9 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Al Maha, United Arab Emirates To Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Apr 2018


Day 1
Al Maha, United Arab Emirates
None Dinner

Located within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve 25 miles and only 40 minutes from Dubai, Al Maha is a picturesque place filled with flora and fauna creating an amazing desert oasis. Discover the magical world of Falconry, learning about these majestic creatures who soar through the skies or trek the desert with a guide and discover what lays in the sandy dunes that stretch on forever.

Day 2
Al Maha, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Awake to a day of leisure in Al Maha with an endless list of activities to enjoy. Go horse riding through the sea of sand dunes on stunning Arabian horses and watch the sunset or for the adventurer, discover the thrill of the dunes in a 4x4 with an experienced driver before

Day 3
Qasr Al Sarab, United Arab Emirates
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Just shy of four hours’ travel and 218 miles is the Anantara Qasr Al Sarab resort. Awaken to travel and experience the visually impressive sand dunes that surround this resort, then appearing like an oasis in the desert, the resort unfolds with unbelievable views of the surrounding landscape.

Day 4
Qasr Al Sarab, United Arab Emirates
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the luxuries of the resort from indulgent spa treatments, to traditional tea offerings, dine in one of the many restaurants or visit the resort’s animal friends with its resident falcons, the sleek Saluki dogs (Arabian Greyhounds) and the many camels that belong of the land.

Day 5
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Around 130 miles away and just over 2 hours is the city of Abu Dhabi, the next stop on the journey. Much like Dubai, with its modern landscape, it is a unique city with much to offer the fussiest of travelers and those who love to shop and explore.

Day 6
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rise in the morning to explore the delights of Abu Dhabi and the incredible skyline with its impossibly high buildings. Discover the iconic Sheikh Zayed Mosque that is considered the most important site of worship in the country or learn about falconry watching the birds and their masters at work, a tradition embedded within Emirati culture for centuries. Lastly, you cannot visit Abu Dhabi without wandering the aisles of the Date Market, with literally hundreds of sweet and sticky varieties to sample.

Day 7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Only an hour and a half away, spanning 86 miles, transfer back to Dubai spending the evening at the hotel, enjoying fine cuisine, spa treatments or relaxing in the comfort of the rooms.

Day 8
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Dubai - known for its shopping and today is the day! Explore the hundreds of outlets, glitzy brand name department stores in the refreshing cool of air-conditioning, or hit the local markets and purchase authentic Arabian trinkets and textiles to take back home. At every turn you will find something to purchase and a shop that sells it.

Day 9
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
None Breakfast

Say goodbye to Abu Dhabi with the journey heading back to Dubai only 86 miles away - leaving this magical city to head off on the next adventure

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Rich in both culture and extraordinary wealth, Dubai is a city with sky-high iconic buildings, man-made beaches and all the extravagant luxuries one could think of.  Shop, dine and discover the history behind the city and what Emirati culture is all about. Travel to Al Maha, a stark contrast to city life and spend time surrounded by lush flora and incredible fauna with sand dunes like waves in the sea that seem to go on to infinity. Relax, unwind and stay at Qasr Al Sarab, an incredible hotel by Anantara,resembling an entrancing desert oasis where every luxury imaginable is available .Finally to Abu Dhabi, a city to rival Dubai, with the same luxuries but a sense of depth and more culture to be felt in the daily buzz that fills the streets.


  • Visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the most important site of worship in the country

  • Learn about Falconry, one of the oldest Emirati traditions.

  • Experience the thrill of a 4x4 ride through the sand dunes

  • Meander through the Date Market and sample the delicious sweet treats

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
  • 25%

Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth


By: Dustin and Eli

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting